How does Microchipping Work?
1. Scan the pet to verify whether he or she has a microchip that has been previously implanted.

2. Scan the microchip to determine that it is functional, and that the ID code matches the accompanying barcode labels.

3. Implant the microchip, then rescan the pet to verify that the microchip can be localized.

4. If your pet ever gets lost or stolen, shelters and veterinarians can scan the pet for a microchip and retrieve any owner information from the database.

5. Once owner’s information is retrieved the pet is returned safely home.

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1. My dog is 4 months old and not vaccinated, isn't my dog still to young for the rabies vaccine?
2. I lost my pets rabies certificate, but he still has his tags on, is this good enough proof of vaccinations?
3. Is it a violation if my pet is not wearing the rabies tags?
4. I walk my dog in my yard without a leash or fencing around my yard, she never leaves my property, is this a violation?
5. I have a neighbor that never cleans the yard or provides fresh water for their pets, and the pets they have always seem to be sick, is this a violation?
6. I am leaving (out of town), and am leaving my pets at home alone with plenty of food; is this okay to do?
7. How long can I wait to report a dog bite?
8. My dog bite someone and Animal Control confiscated him. When can I pick up my dog?
9. I want to sell some dogs at the flea market, and at my company's parking lot, is this a violation?
10. My dog is very vicious, and will attack unprovoked, is this a violation to own a vicious dog?
11. Can I own livestock inside city limits?
12. Can I own a small pig inside city limits?
13. My neighbor always has his cows running loose, is this a violation?
14. When is my livestock consider a nuisance to the public?
15. What is a microchip implant?
16. Why is it necessary to get my pet microchipped?
17. What are the statistics of microchipped returned pets?
18. How old does my pet have to be in order to be microchipped?
19. How is a microchip implanted into my pet?
20. How does Microchipping Work?
21. I have heard that microchips can migrate within a pet, is this true?
22. What if I do not have my pet microchipped, can I take it to the shelter and have it done?
23. My pet suffers from a rare condition and is unable to receive a microchip, will I be in violation and penalized?
24. I am going to visit Brownsville for a short time and will be taking my pet. If my pet gets impounded while in Brownsville, would I have to microchip my pet in order for the shelter to release it?
25. What are the penalties for not providing my pet with a microchip?
26. Do I have to get the microchip from the shelter if my pet was impounded or can I choose a Veterinarian to apply the microchip?